recession

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gradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment alluvion
recurring fluctuations in economic activity consisting of recession and recovery and growth and decline business cycle , trade cycle
(cosmology) the ratio of the speed of recession of a galaxy (due to the expansion of the universe) to its distance from the observer; the reciprocal of the Hubble constant is the age of the universe Hubble's constant , Hubble constant
(astronomy) the generalization that the speed of recession of distant galaxies (the red shift) is proportional to their distance from the observer Hubble's law , Hubble law
recession of the gums ulatrophia
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